Correctly determining your bet spread is critical for successful card counting. Even with impeccable skills, without a strategic bet spread, your chances of beating the casino are greatly reduced. Over-betting and under-betting are common mistakes that can lead to the loss of a bankroll.
Over-betting often occurs when new card counters overestimate their edge or chase their money after losing. This can lead to significant losses and puts the entire bankroll at risk. On the other hand, under-betting is driven by fear of getting backed off or fear of losing money, resulting in a break-even or losing game.
To determine a suitable bet spread, several tools and strategies are available. These include the BJA Bankroll Management Calculator, CVCX (Windows-based Betting and Simulation Software), personalized bankroll coaching, and a simple practice bet spread. The best betting advice is to have an aggressive bet spread, betting small when the casino has the advantage and betting large when you have the advantage.
Creating an optimized bet spread is essential for maximizing earnings and minimizing risks. With the right bet spread, your bankroll will thank you. Therefore, invest as much effort and resources into developing your bet spread as you have in honing your card counting skills. Remember, the goal is to win and take the casino’s money, and an effective bet spread is key to achieving this.